Thursday, February 28, 2013


OBAMA AS RACIST! On the folly of minimum-wage legislation . Here are my final four paragraphs: In the late 1940s, the unemployment rate of black teenagers in America was lower than the unemployment rate of white teenagers. In the 1950s, the minimum wage began to rise steeply and, along with it, so did the unemployment rate of teens. But the unemployment rate of black teens rose much faster than did that of white teens. Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams and many other economists argue that the minimum wage is to blame. The arbitrarily higher wage creates a surplus of low-skilled workers; there are more people willing to work at the minimum wage than there are jobs at that wage. Because people are prohibited by law from competing for jobs by offering to work at wages lower than the minimum, employers have an overabundance of applicants for each entry-level job that needs to be filled. Employers thus tend over time to make “safe” hires — teens from prosperous suburbs with decent schools, rather than teens from the inner city with lousy schools. Today, the unemployment rate of white teens is 20.8 percent. That of black teens is 82 percent higher, at 37.8 percent. Do you think black teens’ much higher rate of unemployment today than that of whites is explained by racial discrimination? Is such discrimination worse today than it was in 1948? Or might a better explanation for the changing employment fortunes of black teens be that the minimum wage prices more black teens than white teens out of jobs?


WHY LIMITED GOVERNMENT - BECAUSE GOVERNMENT IS CONTRADICTION From: “What Everyone Should Know About Economics and Prosperity “ By James Gwartney’s and Richard Stroup’s marvelous 1993 primer: “Similarly, the record of government planning in the United States is fraught with internal inconsistencies. The federal government both subsidizes tobacco growers and propagandizes against smoking. It pays some farmers not to produce grain products and, at the same time, subsidizes others with irrigation projects so they can grow more of the very same grain products. Government programs for dairy farmers keep the price of milk high, while its subsidies to the school lunch program make the expensive milk more affordable. Government regulations mandating stronger bumpers make automobiles safer, while the governments Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards make them lighter and more dangerous. Both increase the cost of automobiles. Those who think that central planning will promote economic progress are naive. When business enterprises get more funds from governments and less from consumers, they will spend more time trying to satisfy politicians and less time satisfying customers. Predictably, this reallocation of resources will lead to economic regression rather than prosperity.” OR REDUCED TO ONE SENTENCE: “If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand.” - Milton Friedma

Numbers don’t lie

In 1836, 187 Texans died at the Alamo; 390 died at Goliad both defeats by Mexican Santa Ana. In retaliation, a short time later, at San Jacinto, 630 Mexicans died under Texan Sam Houston. A short time later in 1845, the term ‘manifest destiny’ was coined in a newspaper and further conquest for America was on. Have you ever thought about the ironic similarity between the treatment of Santa Ana who was allowed to live after the battle of San Jacinto by the victor Sam Houston and defeated General Robert E. Lee by Ulysses S. Grant? Had Santa Ana and Lee both been executed, things would have been different in the American story. But American history is messy, sometimes marked by humanity, mostly by cruelty. Fast forward to 2013. The average welfare payment under our government’s food stamp program is over $220 a month per household. We two unsubsidized senior citizens for the same period, do not spent $100. Numbers don’t lie. Any American who says life has not improved over time is a an idiot, a fool or a liberal Democrat.

30,000 illegal immigrants in federal detention

30,000 illegal immigrants in federal detention According to the National Immigration Forum, it costs the government about $164 a day to keep an illegal immigrant facing deportation jailed. In a report on immigration detention costs last year.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Apocalypse Fatigue

Apocalypse Fatigue George Will on apocalypse fatigue. A slice: Because crises are government’s excuse for growing, liberalism’s motto is: Never let a crisis go unfabricated. But its promiscuous production of crises has made them boring.

On War

On War In WWI it took 900 trucks to transport a division of troops to a battlefield. Before a decisive operation in 1918, America spent 1 million dollars a minute on ammunition for a period of 3 hours. Can any connection or point of relevance be made to the lack of spending cuts totally only about 20 billion dollars if the so-called sequester occurs March 1st, 2013? I quote from a spokesman for the Obama administration who warns us -yes- of the “probability of certainty.” We have not learned any lesson of war since WWI.. Obama continues to shoot us down with lies upon lies.

Mental pictures of parts of reality

Mental pictures of parts of reality Café Hayek: And this fact is precisely why ceteris paribus theorizing is so crucial. Our theories are meant to give us mental pictures of parts of reality. To take mental snap shots of any part of reality that we wish to better understand, we cannot rely upon reality itself to isolate for us those parts of itself – those parts of reality – that we’re most interested in understanding. So we theorize, and in theorizing we economists (as do all scientists) use ceteris paribus restrictions. To use such restrictions is no sign that the scientist really believes that ceteris is paribus - or that ceteris should be paribus. To use such restrictions is simply an unavoidable part of thinking seriously about an ever-changing and complex reality.

“Against Leviathan”

Robert Higgs:, “Against Leviathan”; specifically, it’s from Bob’s essay “Escaping Leviathan?”: “Scholars have been slow to appreciate that elections are and always have been for the most part a sham – a mere ceremony intended to make people believe they have some control over their fate even as they are mercilessly bullied, bamboozled, and fleeced by their rulers.”, from page 283 of the 2004 volume.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013


OBAMA DEMAGOGUERY FEBRUARY 26, 2013 4:00 A.M. Squeezing Medicare Advantage Obama slashes a private-sector approach while decrying cuts everywhere else. By John Fund The Obama administration is sparing no effort to scare people about the automatic spending cuts that are scheduled to hit this Friday. But the Obama administration doesn’t want to talk about its own devastating cuts in Medicare. On Friday, February 15, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced $716 billion in cuts over the next ten years. Instead of being put toward the debt, most of the money will go toward a new entitlement: Obamacare’s vast expansion of coverage for the uninsured. To add cynicism to injury, the Obama administration postponed the Medicare Advantage cuts until after the 2012 election, using a slush fund to tide the program over and conceal the true costs of Obamacare to seniors. Seniors are now going to confront a new chronic condition — politics. Unless it is changed, Obamacare will relentlessly restrict the choices seniors have by forcing them into traditional Medicare with all of its attendant contradictions, restrictions, and waste. Medicare Advantage has its problems, but they could be surgically addressed.

Depressing realities

Depressing realities Obama has a dismal understanding of economics. Dismal comes from 2 roots, meaning ‘bad day,’ an unlucky day. The term ‘dismal science’ might come from the Scottish writer, essayist and historian Thomas Carlyle to describe the discipline of economics. The term dismal science was inspired by T. R. Malthus' gloomy prediction that population would always grow faster than food, dooming mankind to unending poverty and hardship. Those who doubt the story say Carlyle was reacting not to Malthus but economists such as John Stuart Mill who argued that institutions, not race, explained why some nations were rich and others poor. Parents riot at a local bittybasketball game; game cancelled. Where are the adults? Blacks weren’t starving ( for food or God) before the Civil Rights movement in the South. Today they are often overweight AND starve because their only healthy food - God- was gradually taken out of their culture. General George Patton, a seriously flawed but great man, can still be quoted for inspiration and good advice. “Genius is the immense capacity for taking pains. Always do more than is required of you. not the taps of death but first call to the reveille of eternal life. We live in deeds not years. You can be what you WILL to be.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Robbing one another in the name of brotherhood

Frederic Bastiat‘s 1850 treatise, Economic Harmonies Robbing one another in the name of brotherhood Unquestionably, simple out-and-out plunder is so clearly unjust as to be repugnant to us; but, thanks to the motto, all for one, we can allay our qualms of conscience. We impose on others the duty of working for us. Then, we arrogate to ourselves the right to enjoy the fruits of other men’s labor. We call upon the state, the law, to enforce our so-called duty, to protect our so-called right, and we end in the fantastic situation of robbing one another in the name of brotherhood. We live at other men’s expense, and then call ourselves heroically self-sacrificing for so doing.

Christian duty

Christian duty Is it a Christian’s duty to fool himself? Repeatedly I hear of a local church holding dinners for the needy. As Easter approaches, I hear of another free meal being provided for the “homeless, disabled and underprivileged.” Now I know that a recent count of the homeless for 6 counties only turned up 6 homeless people who, by the way, self-reported. The disabled certainly tend to be overweight as opposed to starving. And, who by the word of God, are the underprivileged? No, I believe a free Easter meal from a local church organization is just an excuse for camaraderie among the brethren, a good meal and a feel-good, religious experience. Not bad you say? Not good if too many free meals do not reflect two truths - the absence of a hunger problem and the need to promote personal responsibility.

White House Report Claims Sequestration Will Affect Federal Department That No Longer Exists

White House Report Claims Sequestration Will Affect Federal Department That No Longer Exists Mike Riggs|Feb. 25, 2013 12:25 pm The first line item on page 121 of the OMB's September 2012 report says that under sequestration the National Drug Intelligence Center would lose $2 million of its $20 million budget. While that's slightly more than 8.2 percent (rounding error or scare tactic?), the bigger problem is that the National Drug Intelligence Center shuttered its doors on June 15, 2012--three months before the OMB issued its report to Congress.


HOLLYWOOD GROVELS BEFORE OBAMA ROGER SIMON: Shame, shame on all sides. Hollywood has enough of a reputation for being in the pocket of the Democratic Party, but now they not only are in the pocket, they’re in the wallet, the purse, the laptop, the vestibule, the fax machine, the refrigerator, the oven, the slow cooker, shoes, socks, bell, book and candle and just about everything else. Well, let’s hope those tax benefits keep rolling in. Or maybe they just wanted to make sure Clint Eastwood wouldn’t be a presenter. (He wasn’t.) In any case, it’s all out in the open now. Hollywood conservatives can go back in their foxholes. That all-clear signal they thought they might have been hearing after the 2010 election was an illusion. American entertainment is not the province of the whole country. It’s only the province of half the country

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Warnings still

Warnings still Final words from Calvin Coolidge who left us in 1933 but who still haunts us with his words of wisdom. 1. “It is difficult for men in high office to avoid the malady of self-delusion.” 2. “Business can stand anything better than uncertainty.” 3. The post office ought to be self-supporting.” 4. “Will market troubles enlarge the government in a fashion that would prove irreversible once prosperity ( after the Great Depression) returned?” Beginning with Herbert Hoover and continuing through FDR and successive Presidents, the road to perdition has been paved by the undoing of Coolidge’s balanced budget, tax cuts and hands-off government.

“Anybody who’s not depressed, doesn’t know what’s going on.”

“Anybody who’s not depressed, doesn’t know what’s going on.” HOPEY-CHANGEY: Soaring gas costs leave consumers anxious about economy. Combined with long-term joblessness, greater personal debt and paychecks reduced by higher taxes — the consumers whose spending drives the economy are unwilling, or unable, to part with their money.”

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Truth lies wounded and bleeding

Truth lies wounded and bleeding Even Calvin Coolidge’s son correctly assessed the price of political power and success. He penned a poem with these words: “Men say untruths for you alone/ And by foul means you’re called their own.” Even Warren Harding knew that if you give government an inch it will take up a mile of wasteful spending. He said this after pensions were given out, “I venture the prediction that with such a precedent established the ultimate pension outlay in the half century before us will exceed 50 billions of dollars.” He could not predict that the outlays would never end. Even Calvin Coolidge speaks to Congress today - regardless of the nonsense of a looming sequester. “I believe in budgets, I want other people to believe in them. I have had a small one to run my own home; and besides that, I am the head of the organization that makes the greatest of all budgets, that of the United States government. Do you wonder, then, that at times, I dream of balance sheets, and sinking funds, and deficits, and tax rates , and all the rest? “ ... “I regard a good budget as among the noblest monuments of virtue.” Coolidge shouts from his grave: “ The chief business of the American people is business,” and ... “The chief ideal of the American people is idealism.” Even a child of mid 20th century wrote about the state of American affairs in 2003. “Now, in America, Truth lies wounded and bleeding, , Justice is made a laughing stock in our courts. Patriotism is frowned upon. Reverence is forbidden in our schools and public places. Government bodies of our cities are tainted by convicted felons such as those taking bribes, of tax evasion, of misuse of funds and of drug addiction and who knows what else? What would she ( a sister) say if she heard our national anthem being ridiculed at an event televised worldwide by a so-called celebrity?” Even I agree. What about you?


STANDING AGAINST OHIO CONSUMERS The fallacies and hint of cronyism in Sherrod Brown’s populist view of trade are the greatest reason to argue for limited government. Grasping government and politicians interfering in free trade can only be to the detriment of consumers. Do you really think they know what is best for you? Does standing up against China equal more jobs in manufacturing? Is Sherrod Brown’s loyalty to Ohio Manufacturers, Ohio Consumers or China? Most countries are organized to support Manufacturers/Sellers/Farmers/ politicians - the Establishment. In simple terms, the government protects, supports and defends the Establishment. Consumers get what the Establishment gives them and they are expected to be silent and thankful for their crumbs. Most economies in the world are designed to serve the establishment. I know because I deal with consumers on 2 other continents that are stunned by our consumer freedom; theirs is life of regulated choices and government set prices. The United States is one of the few consumer driven economies in the world. Remember those quaint sayings, “the customer is always right” and “the customer is king”? Those statements are actually true here and it drives the Establishment and politicians crazy. Consumers want low cost goods to make their lives enjoyable. If they buy something from China for $1.00 instead of $5.00 if it is manufactured here in America, consumers have an extra $4.00 to spend on what they personally want and American producers in turn will be encouraged to actually produce something that will get them that extra $4.00 burning a hole in the consumer’s pocket. The Establishment and politicians, however, would rather engage in cronyism and force the consumer to pay $5.00. Free Trade results in increased production and wealth in the U.S. that ends up in the hands of the consumer and not in the pockets of the power brokers. Oddly, being for restricted trade and high wages does not apply to all of Sherrod Brown’s ideas of fairness. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) said: “Interns in my Washington, D.C. office work on a wide range of projects ... but the young folks are on their own when it comes to expenses. ... internships in my Ohio and Washington, D.C. offices are unpaid. In addition, we are unable to reimburse you for parking and mileage.” So much for taking care of American ‘workers.’ P. J. O’Rourke famously quipped that “giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.” Rules against free trade will end up applying only to the LITTLE PEOPLE AND YOU THE CONSUMER ARE A LITTLE PERSON to the Establishment!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Back to Calvin

Back to Calvin Highly quotable, Calvin Coolidge, new President- elect of the Massachusetts Senate had this to say about Henry Ford doubling pay for workers at his auto plant in 1914. “Large profits mean large pay rolls. may be that the fostering and protection of large aggregations of wealth are the only foundation upon which to build the prosperity of the whole people.” Coolidge felt that laws were not to be invented by politicians or judges, or, most important, righteous prosecutors. He said: “Men do not make laws. They do but discoverer them.” Laws must rest “on the eternal foundations of righteousness.” Define righteousness not by the self-righteous proclamations of liberals based on outright lies, but on the Biblical definition of “doing what is right, godly, upright.” When liberals pontificate like our Mayor Coleman of Columbus who said that “education of our children is the next civil rights movement,” it gives righteousness a false name. Silent Cal who actually spoke and wrote much, would be scandalized.

Did Rush Limbaugh just launch a Tea Party revival effort?

Did Rush Limbaugh just launch a Tea Party revival effort? Rush Limbaugh opened his show this afternoon proclaiming that for the first time in his career, he was ashamed of his country. Why? Limbaugh explained that both political parties in Washington refused to stop spending and used alarmist scare tactics every time anyone proposed cuts to government programs. Limbaugh criticized the "fear and panic" prompted by both parties together with the media each time there were any proposed spending cuts. "I've said the same things over and over for 25 years," Limbaugh said, adding that it didn't matter who was in power. "It's the same stuff, it's the same threats, it's the same arguments, over and over nothing ever changes." "We just keep spending more money, we create more dependency, we get more and more irresponsible one crisis to the next, all of them manufactured," Limbaugh added. "Except for the real crisis that nobody ever addresses and that is we can't afford it." Limbaugh's comments reflect a common Tea Party frustration not only with Democrats but also with Republicans. Stop spending all the money. Stop creating false panics every time someone proposes cuts in government spending. And stop spending more money than you did the year before. A similar frustration boiled over was when Rick Santelli gave his speech heard around the world calling for a new Tea Party That rant was almost exactly four years ago, on February 19, 2009. Charlie Spiering Commentary Staff Writer The Washington Examiner February 21, 2013 | 2:43 pm


‘WORST INSURER’ GETS $340 MILLION FROM OBAMA HEALTH CARE CO-OP! CRONY NATION: Obama Ally Got $340 Million To Set Up Health Care Co-ops. But that’s just the beginning. And they forgot about the Wayback Machine: A health insurance company headed by an old friend from President Obama’s days as a community organizer got a $340 million federal loan to establish Obamacare co-ops in New York, New Jersey and Oregon despite having a chronic record of consumer and regulatory complaints. The New York-based Freelancers Insurance Company has been rated the “worst” insurer for two straight years by state regulators, and data compiled by a national insurance association show an extremely high rate of consumer complaints. The firm was founded in 2008 by Sara Horowitz, who worked with Obama before his career in elective politics to launch Demos, a left-wing, New York think tank funded in part by George Soros. Before May 13, 2011, the Demos website described Horowitz and Obama as members of the founding group in 1999 that became “the core of Demos’ staff and Board of Trustees.” Sometime between that date and Nov. 6, 2011, the Obama reference was deleted, according to cached versions of the site stored by the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Coolidge Comment

Coolidge Comment Calvin Coolidge is always good for an apt quote. After the election of 1892 when Harrison lost to Cleveland, he said: “The result of the election was as much a surprise to the Democrats here ( Amherst College) as to the Republicans, and nobody seems able to account for it satisfactorily yet. ... the reason seems to be in the never satisfied mind of the American and in the ever desire to shift in hope of something better and in the vague idea of the working and farming classes that somebody is getting all the money while they get all the work.” A college friend of Coolidge’s ( Dwight Morrow) also expressed his opinion of American politics after an experience canvassing for a spot on a school board: “I have had my first contact with the great unwashed American sovereign and to say that I am discouraged and disgusted with city political methods is putting it mild.” ... “Life does not have any knight erranty left to it now.” Just listen to the news each day and you will agree with me that “knight erranty” is dead. The “great unwashed” live. The American mind is never satisfied. Politics is the last resort of scoundrels. To enter politics, a person must leave his principles behind to look ahead to money-grabbing and equivocal ethics

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Breaking News: Five Months After Benghazi Murders: Killers Frolic Untouched

Breaking News: Five Months After Benghazi Murders: Killers Frolic Untouched by Barry Rubin February 19th, 2013 - 9:16 am Five months ago, radical Islamists in Libya murdered four American officials, and President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned that the administration would not rest until those responsible were caught. Yet it seems as if nothing has been done: just as the White House did nothing on September 11, 2012, while the U.S. consulate was under attack, it has done nothing serious since, and is doing nothing now. Want proof? Consider this report: Just days after President Barack Obama vowed to hunt down and bring to justice those responsible for the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound here, Ahmed Abu Khattala — one of those considered a ringleader — spent two leisurely hours Thursday evening at a luxury hotel full of journalists, relaxed in a red fez and sandals, sipping mango juice on a patio overlooking the Mediterranean and scoffing at the threats coming from both the American and Libyan governments. MR. RUBIN THEN REFERS TO NEWS MEDIA INTERVIEWS BY THE TERRORISTS IN WHICH THEY BOAST OF THE VICTORY AND U.S. WEAKNESS. BUT OBAMA’S INVESTIGATION STILL CAN’T DETERMINE RESPONSIBILITY OR FIND THEM AFTER 4 MONTHS! But the infectious disease of bureaucratic brainlessness is spreading all over

laughing gas

DENTISTS ARE APPARENTLY DESPERATE FOR BUSINESS. An ad from a local dentist advertised a painless and pleasant experience. “Any appointment offers complimentary laughing gas.” Yes, this is the current pain-free state of all affairs, illnesses and punishments today. Even the so successful DARE program in schools now offers extra counseling on opiate abuse, 1st through 12th grade.


THANK YOU PRESIDENT OBAMA This President's Day also marked a full month of rising gas prices every single business day, following a very small early year drop. Gas prices began rising Jan. 18, from $3.29.3-a-gallon, and have soared since. If this increase continues, gas prices could threaten or even top the all-time high price of $4.11, set in 2008.

Targets of Children, Pregnant Women, Mothers in playgrounds, and Elderly

TRUST THE GOVERNMENT - THEY KNOW THE REAL THREATS “non-traditional threat” Targets of Children, Pregnant Women, Mothers in playgrounds, and Elderly USA --( A provider of “realistic” shooting targets to the Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies has created a line of “non-traditional threat” targets that include pregnant women, mothers in playgrounds and elderly American gun owners. Law Enforcement Targets, Inc. is a 21-year designer and full service provider of training targets for the DHS, the Justice Department and thousands of law enforcement agencies throughout the country. The company’s website offers a line of “No More Hesitation” targets ”designed to give officers the experience of dealing with deadly force shooting scenarios with subjects that are not the norm during training.” The targets are, “meant to help the transition for officers who are faced with these highly unusual targets for the first time.” The targets include “pregnant woman threat,” “older man with shotgun,” “older man in home with shotgun,” “older woman with gun,” “young school aged girl,” “young mother on playground,” and “little boy with real gun.” Why are top training target suppliers for the government supplying the likes of the DHS with “non-traditional threat” targets of children, pregnant women, mothers in playgrounds, and elderly American gun owners unless there is a demand for such items? CAN YOU IMAGINE THE UPROAR IF THE HAD AN ‘ISLAMIST’ TARGET. Read More: Read more at

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Name the 1%

Name the 1% Let’s just name the 1% rather than let the liberals anonymously demonize them. They hail from many walks of life; their wealth is beyond a reasonable person’s need in a lifetime. Liberals themselves embody most of their ranks. Banking CEO’s, Corporate CEO’s Young Silicon Valley entrepreneurs Sports greats Popular Entertainers Hollywood celebrities Architects Hedge fund managers Real estate tycoons Investors Politicians You name them ------------ Specific examples, Al Gore, Barack Obama ( soon to be) Barney Frank, Nancy Pilosi, Mark Zuckerberg, George Soros, Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Jay-Z, Eminem, Bill Clinton, Michael Jordon, Barbra Streisand, Steve Jobs ( deceased), Tiger Woods, Brad Pitt, Oprah Winfrey, LLCool, George Clooney, Jeff Immelt, the Koch brothers Oh you can name more --------------- The list of hundreds of liberal Obama supporters - the very 1% he demonizes - could go on. You name them -------------


LIBERAL IDEA OF ‘COMMON-SENSE REGULATION OF GUNS’ WARRANT LESS SEARCH OF HOMES State of Washington has bill to let sheriff peek into every room of your house. Responding to the Newtown school massacre, the bill would ban the sale of semi-automatic weapons that use detachable ammunition magazines. Clips that contain more than 10 rounds would be illegal. But then, with respect to the thousands of weapons like that already owned by Washington residents, the bill says this: “In order to continue to possess an assault weapon that was legally possessed on the effective date of this section, the person possessing shall ... safely and securely store the assault weapon. The sheriff of the county may, no more than once per year, conduct an inspection to ensure compliance with this subsection.” In other words, come into homes without a warrant to poke around. Failure to comply could get you up to a year in jail.

Monday, February 18, 2013


OBAMA’S MINIONS Democrats: Know Obama is lying but support him for Party Unity Liberals: Believe the lies Obama tells and support the Ideology Progressives: Know Obama is lying, support the lies but want Even More. Students: Support Obama because they have no clue what’s Happening or True Unions: Encourage Obama’s lying because Union Rules can then apply to their Boondoggles Media: Cover for Obama’s lies no matter what the Facts

What’s a trillion?

The corruption of our language has muddied our thinking. The media uses a phrase like “non-lethal support” to mean no armed soldiers. Liberal Congressmen claim Republicans want to “strip” government spending. Let’s analyze the latter accusation. 110 billion a year over 10 years will equal about 1 trillion dollars that the Republicans want to cut or save or reduce or eliminate from the budget. Can we afford that? YES. Pres. Obama now spends approximately 1 trillion a YEAR. 110 billion (1/10 of a trillion) represents a small cut not an effort to STRIP government spending. But who knows this? Not the public which depends upon smoke and mirrors from the Obama media. By the way, I have the solution to our education problem, beginning with pre-school. Enroll each child into a convent for a year. This will make or break the soul of youth for the good, not for the evil intent of relativism and liberal indoctrination pervasive in our education system. The problem? Not enough convents with old, left-over nuns.

Embarrassed by its Puerile Faith in Presidential Magic

Embarrassed by its Puerile Faith in Presidential Magic Is from today’s Washington Post column by George Will (original link): In the 12 months we have to steel ourselves for the next State of the Union spectacle, let us count the ways that this spawn of democratic Caesarism — presidency worship — has become grotesque. It would be the most embarrassing ceremony in the nation’s civic liturgy, were the nation still capable of being embarrassed by its puerile faith in presidential magic.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Monarchical Urge Persists

Monarchical Urge Persists MARK STEYN: ACHIEVE YE THIS GOAL: ‘I’m also issuing a new goal for America,” declared President Obama at his State of the Union on Tuesday. We’ll come to the particular “goal” he “issued” momentarily, but before we do, consider that formulation: Did you know the president of the United States is now in the business of “issuing goals” for his subjects to live up to? Strange how the monarchical urge persists even in a republic two-and-a-third centuries old.

Call me biased

Call me biased Damn, those Alinsky Progressive Democrats are good at capturing the language, misdirecting attention and falsifying reality. The new ‘amnesty bill’ proposed by Pres. Obama is called a “reform measure” The words “balanced approach” are continuously used to mean one-sided, dictatorial, liberal governance by this administration. I see this a bad. Call me biased. But don’t call me for my opinion on the new ‘cradle to grave’ agenda of our socialist state. From birth to pre-school, to grammar school, to college and higher education, to taxation for workers or amnesty for the poor, to retirement or entitlement, the goal is godlessness in a controlled, fair-share society. I see this as bad. Call me biased. Freedom only exists through discipline. If children in government approved, regulated day care cannot be disciplined at any stage of development except by being picked up as infants or directed to time-outs as they age ( or verbally counseled), discipline evaporates. It is replaced by ADD, ADHD, PTSD or anger management issues fogging up a child’s development. I see this freedom without discipline as bad. Call me biased.


THE ‘INACTION’ MOVIE THAT WILL NEVER BE MADE! ROGER SIMON: Benghazi: The Motion Picture. One story, however, cries out for cinematic dramatization — Benghazi. It is concise and highly dramatic. And mysteries abound – just where was the president of the United States that night our ambassador and others were under terror attack in North Africa? Why wasn’t Obama directly involved? Why did the secretary of State pay so little attention? Just what was our ambassador to Libya doing in Benghazi that night anyway? Why were the perpetrators allowed to escape? Why did the president lie for weeks about what transpired, trying to make a hopeless video nobody saw seem the cause of the event? And why were his lies covered up by CNN’s Candy Crowley? Why was no attempt made to save our people in the first place? (I could go on, but you get the drift.) Though I could guess (and the Daily Mail has some theories), I don’t know the definitive answer to any of these questions, but I do know one thing: If I did… if anybody did… know the truth, Benghazi would be one helluva movie. And a commercial one. But would anybody make it?

body armor and guns

body armor and the guns Elderly couple pulled over after their Buckeye car decal is mistaken for a marijuana leaf Apparently Ohio State – and college football in general – isn’t very popular in the state of Tennessee. At least not with the police. Bonnie Jonas-Boggioni, 65, and her husband were driving home to Plano, Texas from Columbus after attending her mother-in-law’s funeral when a pair of black police SUV’s stopped the couple a few miles outside of Memphis. “Knowing I wasn’t speeding, I couldn’t imagine why,” Jonas-Boggioni told the Columbus Dispatch. “They were very serious. They had the body armor and the guns.” On the back of Jonas-Boggioni’s car was a Buckeye leaf decal, similar to the one players’ have on their helmets, and cops mistakenly thought it was marijuana leaf. Yes, really. “What are you doing with a marijuana sticker on your bumper?” one of the cops asked Jonas-Boggioni. After trying to explain that the sticker was not a marijuana leaf and that she and her husband were not trafficking drugs cross-country, the police advised Jonas-Boggioni to remove the sticker as to not cause any more confusion. You know, just in case there were any other moronic drug cops out there that didn’t actually know what a marijuana leaf looked like.

Friday, February 15, 2013


BY JOHN HINDERAKER IN BENGHAZIGATE WHITE HOUSE CONFIRMS: OBAMA DID NOTHING ON BENGHAZI The White House admitted today that President Obama made no phone calls–none, zero–on the evening of September 11, 2012, during the seven or eight hours when Americans were being murdered in Benghazi. He didn’t talk to Leon Panetta, or any military personnel, or Hillary Clinton. What was he doing that night? We may never know; perhaps writing the speech that he gave at a campaign event the next day in Las Vegas. I think Ann Althouse hit the nail on the head in a post titled “Why did the White House deceive us after the Benghazi Attack?” She quotes Bill Kristol and Peter Wehner, concluding with this question: This is an embarrassment and a disgrace. Is it too much to hope that President Obama is privately ashamed of his inattention and passivity that night? This is Ann’s answer: I think he is ashamed. Here’s what I’ve been assuming happened: It looked like our people were overwhelmed and doomed, so there was shock, sadness, and acceptance. But then the fight went on for 7 or 8 hours. The White House folk decided there was nothing to do but accept the inevitable, and then they witnessed a valiant fight which they had done nothing to support. It was always too late to help. It was too late after one hour, then too late after 2 hours, then too late after 3 hours…. When were these people going to die already? After that was all over, how do you explain what you did? I, too, hope that Obama–and Hillary Clinton, also–have the decency to be ashamed of themselves.


Synchronism On July 24, 1944, Americans put 15,000 men on the White 1 and White 2 beaches of Tinian ( an island in the Pacific Theatre of World War II) about the same time as the Red Army reached the Vistula river in Poland, General Bradley broke out in Normandy, France and Mark Clark’s armies started pushing north of Rome, Italy. All these operations took place at about the same time. Imagine the manpower required for this synchronism. WWII was won not just by battle triumphs, but also by the “culture of encouragement, meaning a national culture that encouraged progress driven by “tweakers” and “adapters,” who we today call “entrepreneurs.” We won’t win diddly squat going forward if Obama and his “administration of meddlers have their way instead of the entrepreneurs.

‘The Pilgrims were illegal aliens.’ According to the Government

‘The Pilgrims were illegal aliens.’ According to the Government GOVERNMENT: Confidential, expensive USDA sensitivity training: ‘The Pilgrims were illegal aliens.’ Footage of the United States Department of Agriculture’s compulsory “Cultural Sensitivity Training” program reveals USDA employees being instructed to refer to the Pilgrims as “illegal aliens” and minorities as “emerging majorities” — at “a huge expense” to taxpayers. The video clips were made public Thursday evening by the conservative government accountability group Judicial Watch, which obtained them through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request made on May 18, 2012. . . . At times in the video, Betances poked fun at “white males.”


I BELIEVE THE PRESIDENT - AFTER ALL HE IS FROM THE GOVERNMENT During a Google Plus “Fireside Hangout,” Obama was asked why he favored a ban on assault weapons, which account for only a small percentage of gun deaths, as opposed to handguns, which are responsible for the majority. “I actually don’t think we should ban handguns,” Obama said. “But keep in mind what we’re trying to do is come up with a package that protects Second Amendment rights but also contributes to reduce violence.”

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Heads Up

Heads Up “To quote a local mayor ( known for his disregard for logic in language) I offer a “potential for an opportunity” to learn from 2 historical observations. 1. In 1918 a military person commenting on the U.S. entry into WWI, said that in 150 years, American regulars have never been beaten. Add 150 years to 1918 and you have 2068. In 2068 what military person will be able to say America has never been beaten? We have already answered the question in the negative. 2. Since it is the time of Catholic Lent when gospels of Jesus become relevant, I mention that a local Christian analyzing the life of Christ, observed that the 4 Evangelists recorded the life of Jesus as a King, a man, a servant and the Son of God. If you think about it, no one else in the history of the world but Jesus said that he WAS GOD. Prophets and priests claim to record the word of God, to proclaim the word of God but not to be the one and only God, son of God and Spirit of God all in one! Eyes upward on the pilgrimage to Easter.

Another dud in federal battery program

THANK YOU PRES. OBAMA Another dud in federal battery program Taxpayer dollars pay employees to volunteer at local nonprofits, play games and watch movies.” #GREENFAIL: Another dud in federal battery program. “President Barack Obama used his fifth State of the Union address to extol the virtue and job-creating power of federal investment in solar, wind and advanced battery development. Maybe he should have consulted his Department of Energy first. In a scathing report issued Wednesday, the department’s Office of Inspector General said LG Chem Michigan Inc. misused most of $150 million in federal grants to build its battery cell manufacturing plant in Holland. The company used taxpayer dollars to pay employees to volunteer at local nonprofits, play games and watch movies.” And, effectively, to vote Democratic. I’ll bet they delivered on that one.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


MEDIA COMMENTS ON OBAMA’S STATE OF UNION "Obama Orders Voluntary Security Standards for Critical Industries' Computer Networks"--headline, Washington Post, Feb. 13 [ORDER & VOLUNTARY IN SAME SENTENCE] "Obama to Push Egalitarianism, Meritocracy in Speech to Nation"--headline,, Feb. 12" [EGALITARIANISM & MERITOCRACY IN SAME SENTENCE] Same Old, Same Old From Obama: Column"--headline, USA Today, Feb. 13 "Obama SOTU Address: President Says GOP Should Back His Plans "--headline, Puffington Host, Feb. 12 [MEANS SUBMIT OR ELSE] "Obama's State of the Union: 6,419 Words and Almost as Many Cliches"--headline, Investor's Business Daily website, Feb. 13 [ ACTUALLY I THOUGHT CLICHES EXCEEDED WORD COUNT] "Obama's 'Bipartisan' State of the Union Paints Republicans as Anti-Science, Job-Hating Neanderthals"--headline, Daily Telegraph, Feb. 13 [ AND THEN HE BEGAN TO CRITICIZE REPUBLICANS] "State of the Union Reaction: Media Gives Obama Thumbs Up"--headline,, Feb. 12 [ AT FIRST I THOUGHT IT SAID MEDIA SUCKS THUMBS]

Your Bread, His Circus

Your Bread, His Circus Yes, I kept notes during Pres. Obama’s State of the Union Speech. My comments follow. Obama accidentally read from his Totus the ONE AND ONLY TRUTH THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN HIS ENTIRE SPEECH. Obama said that a man should not just conceive a child but he SHOULD HAVE THE COURAGE TO RAISE ONE. This great truth should be the mantra for resurrecting America from the deadly, moral culture in which we find ourselves. It has taken years for us to get so sick; it will not be easy to fight off the disease and recover. But this truth could be the basis of an agenda to save our great nation. Obama ( oh no he could not ) should have put this major premise, this basic principle at the heart of his address. Instead we have his media circus attended by worshipers who clapped for every lie and contradiction. They were thrown crumbs; their daily bread was at risk of being taken away by liberal government, but they were deliriously oblivious to any danger. The following is my list after 1 hr. of punishment and pain. All is contraction Total non-sequitur Boiler plate liberal politics Middle class fixation equal to ... Fixation of making rich pay their fair share. Fix, fix, fix-it theme Let’s get it done theme We can do this theme Claims the “overwhelming majority” agrees that... $9.00 minimum wage increases employment High-quality pre-school increases learning & success Climate change from global warming is responsible for natural disasters Gun control is needed Pres. Obama, the principle of fatherhood is good. I bet if you asked Americans, the “overwhelming majority” would agree with this basic premise. The State of our Union can only be improved when this is acknowledged as fact and put into your agenda.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Crises to serve the politicians’ interests

Crises to serve the politicians’ interests The great Bruce Yandle explains Rahm’s Rule of crisis management. Here’s Bruce’s conclusion: In today’s economy, regulation is found at every meaningful margin. Politicians set and rearrange prices for important services and products for consumers nationwide. They open and close market entry and give advantage to favored groups by altering taxes, depreciation schedules, and other regulatory schemes. Doing all this in the full light of day and with full and open debate would be a challenge. But then there are crises to serve the politicians’ interests. Some arise spontaneously and some are created or magnified consciously by the politicians themselves. The sequestration element in the fiscal cliff story is an example. The shouts of crisis and the end of western civilization that preceded TARP are another. In all cases, Rahm’s Rule applies: “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.”


THANK YOU PRESIDENT OBAMA Government reports 2 Billions dollars paid in 2012 for ObamaPhones for the poor. Also, states 40% were fraudlent 6 million subscribers of which 41% are scammers, but the important statistic is that 100% voted Obama. It was the cheapest path to winning the election

False principles

False principles Question: Why was a Catholic principal fired for advocating gay marriage at his school? Why did he call for more Catholic “compassion” regarding gays ( homosexuala and lesbians)? Answer: Lack of principle. The principal rejected the principle of Catholicism that homosexuality is unnatural and thus in violation of both natural and God’s law. Consider the condition of American culture today. The false major premise is accepted in too many political and societal agendas. Once the syllogism ( logic) is invalidated by a false major premise such 1. Paying one’s bills is responsible or 1. Illegal means breaking the law or 1. Adultery is an evil or ... you suggest one..., the minor premise and conclusion fail the truth test. Look out tonight in Pres. Obama’s State of the Union Address for numerous false principles.

Monday, February 11, 2013


Hail, 50 followers. Having printed examples of the butchery of the English language yesterday, here’s an example from a Reverend Gleason asking for a “generous tide”of benevolence after a flood in Skinnerville, Massachusetts, 1874. “Let it rise to Skinnersville, and there... find something higher. As the tall corn ships entering the harbor of ancient Rhodes sailed beneath the colossal statue that bestrode the harbor, so must this benevolence flow through the desolated field discovered by the large heart of William Skinner. If but a moiety of the wealth which has for many years flowed through the channels of piety to our churches, colleges, and schools, should return, like ‘bread cast upon the waters,’ to the generous givers, the valley would again be made glad, and the prayer go up from every home, ‘God bless the donors!’” For hundreds of years, Christians believed that natural disasters were punishments to sinners from an angry God. Then the Great Awakening said that our Father is merciful and wants only the best for his children, but man is still solely responsible for natural calamities because of his ignorance or neglect. From God to Man to whom today? Government? Without eloquent language to enunciate it who now responsible for disasters? Without God and without personal responsibility in Men, who (or what) rules the roost?

Obama Prepares To Screw His Base

Obama Prepares To Screw His Base: Young people re-elected the president. Now they get to pay disproportionately for ObamaCare. “The near-total silence on this issue is a mark of a class that is either utterly selfless (hard to believe, honestly) or, as usual, singularly bad at seeing and defending its interests.” Hey, rubes! BEN SMITH

Sunday, February 10, 2013


“ACCEPTED WASTE” “Accepted waste,” is an accurate definition of government coined by Brian McLaughlin. All government is involved in taking wealth from some Americans and redeploying or redistributing it to others (citizens or not) chosen by politicians and bureaucrats, ostensibly for the public good. What government takes is wasted forever. Sometimes government even performs a necessary service to the community ( but always inefficiently). We would like to believe that politicians and bureaucrats are altruistic, dedicated and selfless public servants who would never take into consideration political affiliation, be self-servicing or bow to lobbying or cronyism. Reality flies in the face of this concept and sticky things called facts back it up. Every thinking American knows the pettiness, corruption, and grasping that is the hallmark of government at every level. Yet, liberals, progressive politicians, and bureaucrats continually tell us that ‘this time it will be different’ when they want a new levy, investment or tax - if only people will give them a little more of the treasure they produce. Long ago, in 1867, Englishman, Sir Louis Mallet’s rightly observed the poor role of government when he said: “... we add to these considerations the singular inaptitude of the governing classes of this country to comprehend foreign affairs, the extraordinary errors which are usually to be observed in their judgements and opinions ....” Mark the words “inaptitude” and “errors ... (of) judgement” and think of the heavy corrupt hand of government coming in ObamaCare. Yes, I know liberals and progressives assure us this time it will be different. In modern days, Robert Heinlein, an American writer and thinker notes: “Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded - here and there, now and then- are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty. This is known as ‘bad luck.’" But today, Pres. Obama assures workers and creators that “you didn’t build that.” In his Second Inaugural Address he assured us that only the collective and not the individual is the road to success. The collective and its handmaiden government trump personhood and freewill. Denials not withstanding, the goal of the Obama administration is to make us a nation of takers and not makers. About 46 million people get government help in the form of food stamps. That's roughly 15 percent of the population and a 50% increase from just a few years ago. In Fayette County, I see it proudly proclaimed that 50% of our students are on the government school food program. What happened to the bowl of Wheaties for breakfast and a baloney sandwich for lunch? Oh, and the apple. Surely Fayette County parents, you can do better than just turning your kids over to the government? Caring government is not the solution because if you allow them to care, you show that you do not care enough to assume personal responsibility. Don’t you see the very contradiction between the words caring and government? “Accepted waste” means government programs must always grow. How long before it is proposed that we bus the parents to school so they can also have a free government-sponsored breakfast and lunch? Are the parents no less hungry than the children? Will government eventually bring in Fido and Fluffy in for a nutritious, well-balanced pet breakfast and lunch? Then we can all sing, “ Oh, Happy Day” to the collective. From utopian communities of the 19th century to the Soviet Union and now European socialism, the history of the collective has been failure after failure. Is Obama’s goal to allow America to slip back into abject poverty so as to prove once again the inaptitude of the collective and government? Many times incompetence of governance becomes a source of pride for its liberal or progressives supporters. For example, Nancy Ward, Administrator at FEMA, recently justified FEMA’s incompetence by saying, “It doesn’t always work out the way we intended but we never stop trying.” Isn’t one of the definitions of insanity doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results? That which is surrendered to government is lost forever to the citizens and producers of wealth. “There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him,” says Robert Heinlein. The continual sucking of initiative, wealth and property from the individual and turning it over to self-serving politicians and faceless bureaucrats will only end in the collapse of democracy and individual freedom. What can we do to reject the “accepted waste” of government? To simply say “NO” as Nancy Reagan suggested to drugs is simply not enough. “YES” to a tad more personal responsibility might be in order.

Saturday, February 09, 2013

government is an inefficient evil

Awesome in 1927 What can we learn from the following info found in the history of the B&O railroad? Government control of the railroad (industry) lasted through 1920 and had a damaging effect in many ways. Right-of-ways and rolling stock deteriorated, due to the government’s low-maintenance policies, and expenses were allowed to mount until they exceeded income. These problems could be overcome - but the maturing century would present, time and again, such difficulty for the nation’s railroads that the circumstances of the second decade would be a bad omen for many. Yet, September, 1927 opened the grand celebration of the 100th birthday of the B&O railroad called the Fair of the Iron Horse held in Baltimore, MD. Check it out for incredible pageantry and displays After WWII the US and British railroads, with one Canadian line, were now the only major rail systems in the world not government-owned or controlled at the war’s end. Further, Britain’s railroads soon were to be socialized, leaving only the railroads of North America under private ownership and operation. In 1970, the government created the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, aka ‘Amtrak’ (which) ... would be federally run ( as a perennial money loser). In spite of daunting difficulties, B&O and the railroads were built and eventually cris-crossed this nation in spite of setbacks from depressions, recessions, wars and governmental interference. We can learn that government is an inefficient evil; private enterprise in spite of incredible obstacles continuously re-invents itself and moves forward.

Friday, February 08, 2013

BENGHAZI: And Obama's Empty Chair In Practice

BENGHAZI: The Empty Chair In Practice. Do you remember when Clint Eastwood did his empty chair bit at the GOP convention? The left berated him as an old senile weirdo. Then came the Denver Debate and the New Yorker Cover, conservatives laughed and liberals panicked. While some thought it a joke and some thought it a farce the true meaning of the empty chair was never clearer than it was at the Benghazi hearings. . . . The story is that on 9/11 during an attack on Americans in Benghazi (including a person he knew personally) the President of the United States was disinterested. • BY DANIEL HALPER WASHINGTON EXAMINER 2/8/2013 Defense Secretary Leon Panetta testified this morning on Capitol Hill that President Barack Obama was absent the night four Americans were murdered in Benghazi on September 11, 2012: ...The 5 o'clock meeting was a pre-scheduled 30-minute session, where, according to Panetta's recollection, they spent about 20 minutes talking a lot about the American embassy that was surrounded in Egypt and the situation that was just unfolding in Benghazi. ...Panetta said, though he did meet with Obama at a 5 o'clock prescheduled gathering, the president left operational details, including knowledge of what resources were available to help the Americans under siege, "up to us." In fact, Panetta says that the night of 9/11, he did not communicate with a single person at the White House. The attack resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. Obama did not call or communicate in anyway with the defense secretary that night. There were no calls about what was going on in Benghazi. He never called to check-in.

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Americans are the best in adapting themselves

“Of all nationalities, Americans are the best in adapting themselves. With them, to see is to know - and to know is to conquer.” Jennie Churchill Don’t we hope! For sure we are not a ignorance and arrogance as a Britain in the past. For example, Joseph Chamberlain when asked at 63, to explain his vigor marrying a 23 yr old American girl, said: “ No exercise and smoke all day.” Don’t we hope! For sure we are not as British as described by a Boer in the past. “ ... a decaying race with its children born weak, diseased, and deformed, that the major proportion of the British people consisted of females, cripples, epileptics, consumptives, cancerous people and lunatics of all kinds, who are carefully nourished and preserved.” A bit over the top, yet our media constantly tells us about poverty and unhealthy conditions in America today. Don’t we hope! For sure we are not as corrupt as Britain with its Army and Navy Stores at the turn of the last century. “The stores themselves were almost clubs. Members were usually recognized by name by the sales staff and doormen, and there were writing and reading rooms where members often arranged to meet. The stores had their own factories to produce groceries, confectionaries, cigars, shirts, watches, guns gold clubs, perfume. They offered all kinds of special services, from home repairs decoration, and removals to auction rooms and catering. They boiled and shipped their own wine, and their catalogue included everything from elephant’s feet ( made into liqueur sets) to big game trophy-stuffing. A catalogue of 1907 offered fifty-six different designs of bedroom-toilet services, as well as ‘sculpture by corsetry’ that promised a swan silhouette. There were also leather dress protectors for hems which swept the pavements. And there were two whole pages on dinner gongs. The store also had a listing of entertainers for hire for parties, from Mystery Men in Native Costume to a White Viennese Bank. The catering department offered everything from a wedding breakfast to a thirteen-course dinner. We know the British Empire fell. Dare we hope Americans can rise again and save America by adapting itself themselves?

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Without Congressional or Constitutional explanation or authorization, Pres. Obama SAYS

“There was another thing Bourke Cockran used to say to me. I cannot remember his actual words, but they amounted to this: ‘In a society where there is a democratic tolerance and freedom under the law, many kinds of evils will crop up, but give them a little time and they usually breed their own cure.’ There is no country in the world where the process of self-criticism and self-correction is more active than in the United States “ So said Winston Churchill in a speech at the University of Rochester, NY, reported in the TIMES of London, April 10, 1954. Yes, Winston wanted to praise and express gratitude to our country. Yes, he was an optimist who believed in carrying a big stick, but that was then and now is NOW. Without Congressional or Constitutional explanation or authorization, Pres. Obama SAYS he will kill with drone strikes any American on foreign soil deemed a threat to the United States. When will this evil self-correct? Have we lost our democratic tolerance? I think about the Tea Party being demonized and marginalized. Have we not lost many of our freedoms under this liberal, Obama administration? How long until we self-correct or still possess the ability to self-correct?

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Why You Should Be Attending The Tea Party

Why You Should Be Attending The Tea Party Meeting Kasich’s Cave on Obamacare Shows how hard it is to beat big government From: The Washington Examiner Philip Klein Kasich’s cave on Obamacare shows how hard it is to beat big government. Gov. John Kasich, who campaigned as a limited government Republican, on Monday announced that he would implement one of the costliest provisions of President Obama’s health care law by expanding the state’s Medicaid program. His decision, a huge victory for the White House that will provide cover for more Republican governors to do the same, serves as a great case study on how difficult it is to impede the growth of government. Whatever justifications Kasich may give, the actual explanation for his embrace of the Medicaid expansion is political cowardice. ... The end result is that a politician who ran for office claiming to have been “in the Tea Party before there was a Tea Party” is now actively embracing a policy that the Tea Party movement was born to oppose. DOES KASICH SPEAK FOR YOU? ONLY THE TEA PARTY STANDS FOR LIMITED GOVERNMENT JOIN US TO BE HEARD ON FEDERAL & LOCAL TAXES

Hey Ron Paul

Hey Ron Paul, Shamyl the Avar ( and his fanatic Murid followers in the mid 19th century), who lived by the Sabre, did not die by the sword. Shamyl was brought down ( to surrender to the Russians) by THREE factors: 1. Force of arms. 2. Leadership of the opposition, and 3. Internal dissent. You too, Ron can metaphorically be brought down, by 1. The force of public indignation 2. leadership in opposition to your comments regarding Chris Kyle, and 3. dissent in the ranks of your libertarian followers. As an ancillary observation, Ron, our real national enemy, militant Muslim terrorism, can also be brought down if the 3 above-mentioned forces could be employed against them. Fat chance.

Monday, February 04, 2013

F word

F word “Fucking awesome!” Joe Flacco validates himself with a Super Bowl MVP award. I tried trash talking like a true American football hero but my husband tried to wash my mouth out with soap. I tried to say, “f...... pathetic,” is the state of our culture today. I screamed, “f...... pathetic” that Sandy Hook children sang at the Super Bowl at taxpayers’ expense as a political play to drive a stake deeper into the heart of gun ownership. I say “f...... pathetic” that true American heroes like Chris Kyle die but rich, “f......” steroid-driven, crude and fowl-mouthed 1%er’ in the sports arena - gladiators right out of the Roman coliseum tradition - live like pantheon gods. I also say, however, that it is “f......” great that real animals can’t “f...” up. A Clydesdale from foal to front leader on a Budweiser wagon can’t speak English - foul or fair but since nature never makes a mistake, God’s grandeur and beauty shine forth. I say let’s name the newbie foal “Fawsome” for “F...... awesome.”

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Insanity, all is insanity

Insanity, all is insanity Did you know 3rd graders can ‘learn’ by creating a putt-putt course out of recycled materials? “We use the building as a teaching tool,” according to a teacher. Is your school ‘green’ according to the U.S. Green Building Council? Did you know that for Ohio football players at the Super Bowl, I quote: “ The lesson they have is amazing?” Did you know that patriot sniper, Chris Kyle was shot dead? Did you know that “shot,” “ shot,” “ shot” is a word now included in EVERY news report? Did you know the 11 yr. old who supposedly was bullied ( who hung herself) was not bullied but that she put hooks and hanging devices into her room even though she supposedly was under parental supervision? Insanity, all is insanity in this country and so, so depressing too.


“ACCEPTED WASTE” “Accepted waste,” a definition of government by Brian McLaughlin is probably the most accurate definition of government. Consider, all government is involved in taking wealth from the citizenry and ‘redeploying’, or redistributing the wealth to others. Sometimes, government performs a necessary service to the community ( inefficiently, of course). Theoretically, government is populated by altruistic, dedicated and selfless public servants who would never take into consideration politics, self-serving, lobbying or greedy redistribution of wealth seized from the populace through taxation. All realities and facts fly in the face of this concept; everyman knows the pettiness, corruption, and grasping that is the hallmark of government at every level. Yet, in every age we have liberals, progressives, politicians, and bureaucrats tell us that ‘this time it will be different’ if only we will give them a little more of the treasure produced by the people. Long ago, in 1867, Sir Louis Mallet’s rightly observed: “... we add to these considerations the singular inaptitude of the governing classes of this country to comprehend foreign affairs, the extraordinary errors which are usually to be observed in their judgements and opinions ....” Mark those words “inaptitude” and “errors ... (of) judgement” and think of the heavy corrupt hand of government coming in ObamaCare. Yes, I know liberals and progressives assure us this time it will be different. In modern days, Robert Heinlein notes: “Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded - here and there, now and then- are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty. This is known as ‘bad luck.’" But in our day, Pres. Obama assure us, the workers and creators, that “you didn’t build that.” In his Second Inaugural Address he assures us that only the collective and not the individual is the road to success. The collective and its handmaiden government trump personhood and freewill. From utopian communities, to the Soviet Union and now in European Socialism, the history of the collective has been failure and more failure. Is America to slip back into abject poverty to prove once again the inaptitude of the collective and government? Many times incompetence of governance becomes a source of pride. Nancy Ward, Administrator at FEMA, recently justified FEMA’s incompetence by saying “It doesn’t always work out the way we intended; but we never stop trying.” Isn’t one of the definitions of insanity doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results? That which is surrendered to government is lost forever to the citizens, the producers of wealth. “There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him,” says Robert Heinlein. What can we do to not accept the waste? Shouldn’t we be persons and not slaves to the collective? “Accepted Waste” is the true definition of government which we must protest at all times.

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Guess where and when?

Article III Guess where and when? “Religion, morality and knowledge, being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged. The utmost good faith shall always be observed toward the Indians; their lands and property shall never be taken from them without their consent; and, in their property, right, and liberty, they never shall be invaded or disturbed, unless in just and lawful wars authorized by Congress; but laws founded in justice and humanity shall, from time to time be made, for preventing wrongs being done to them and for preserving peace and friendship with them. Guess where this double play of duplicity comes from? The Ordinance of 1787 ( An Ordinance for the Government of the Territory of the United States Northwest of the River Ohio). 1. We now have no religion, morality or knowledge in our schools. 2. All treaties with and good will towards the Indians came to naught. 1. The Indians were doomed from the beginning of foreign settlement. 2. Our schools were doomed from the moment ‘good government’ turned bad. When was that?

Friday, February 01, 2013

IRS: Cheapest Obamacare Plan Will Be $20,000 Per Family

IRS: Cheapest Obamacare Plan Will Be $20,000 Per Family The IRS's assumption that the cheapest plan for a family will cost $20,000 per year is found in examples the IRS gives to help people understand how to calculate the penalty they will need to pay the government if they do not buy a mandated health plan. Bronze will be the lowest tier health-insurance plan available under Obamacare--after Silver, Gold, and Platinum. Under the law, the penalty for not buying health insurance is supposed to be capped at either the annual average Bronze premium, 2.5 percent of taxable income, or $2,085.00 per family in 2016. Mind that word ‘penalty’ that the IRS will extract from you by all force necessary if you don’t pony up the $20,000. AllHail ObamaCare PEW POLL: Majority of Americans see Washington as a threat to their “personal rights and freedoms.” You’d think the GOP could do something with that .

Check the dictionary

Check the dictionary The definition of contradiction is embodied in this compound sentence. Yes you can; no you can’t. Compound sentence? Check not your dictionary but a grammar book (that textbook long lost to public education). Yes you can; no you can’t. Game is on; game is cancelled. Commit a crime; suffer no consequences If school is cancelled today how can people be invited to a basketball fund-raising game tonight? Another definition of contradiction: liberal